All together, the solar panels will produce approximately 4.8 million kilowatt hour of green energy per year, which is the equivalent of the energy consumption of around 1,500 households. The 1,160 panels that Eneco will install on each sorting centre will produce 40 percent of the energy requirements of these centres.
Gerrit Mastenbroek, Managing Director Parcels and Logistics of PostNL: ‘When all the solar panels have been installed, PostNL will be one of the largest producers of solar energy in the Netherlands. This is an important step towards realisation of our sustainability ambitions.’
Bram Poeth, director Eneco Business to Business, notes that there is growing interest in solar panels in the business sector: "We are helping more and more large companies to reduce the impact of their in energy consumption on the climate. It is only logical that companies with buildings that have large roof areas, opt for a solution that includes increasingly better and cheaper solar panels. It is expected that the decision of PostNL, a frontrunner in the area of sustainability, to use solar panels on such a large scale will boost this development."
We are PostNL. For our clients, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. On average, we deliver 500,000 parcels and 10 million letters a day throughout all of the Netherlands. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany and Italy. PostNL employs a total of approximately 49,000 people. In 2015 our revenues reached almost €3,5 billion.